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August 14, 2008 EDITION
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bullet Share life through Carolina Donor Services
Part II

Last week, we introduced our readers to Carolina Donor Services, a federally designated organ procurement organization serving 6.1 million people in 79 counties of North Carolina and Danville, Va.

bullet Red Cross issues urgent call for all blood types
While temperatures and fuel prices continue to rise this summer, the American Red Cross reports that the blood inventory levels are so low it is unable to sufficiently meet the demand of local hospitals.


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Commissioners say “yes” to museum, “maybe” to parking deck
BRAHM gets the go-ahead to accept construction bids on new building




Former Avery resident has pet cloned, gains international attention



ASU considers more student housing
Residents speak out against location



New rules roll into skate park
App Skatepark Council does not approve



Contrary to the Economy
Tourism grows in Watauga



The Road to Improvement
County slated for $3.15 million in street upgrades



Area rivers show low flows
Extreme drought continues to affect Watauga waters



Legislators gather to support Butler
Three members of U.S. Congress and two state legislators gathered to help raise funds for state Senate candidate Jerry Butler’s campaign on Saturday.



Hagan tours ASU wind farm
U.S. Senate candidate Kay Hagan took a tour of Appalachian State University’s wind-energy research facility on Wednesday and touted it as an example of the state’s potential economic boom.



Democracy North Carolina brings message to Boone
Democracy North Carolina is hoping to mow down special-interest money and
return political races to the grass roots.



Council goes for $25 million loan
Bond would fund new water intake



Bear Paw named State Natural Area
A land tract between Valle Crucis and Foscoe is the newest addition to the state parks system



ASU zoning headlines Boone QPH
An Appalachian State University rezoning request is among several agenda items at the town of Boone’s summer quarter public hearing this Thursday.



Watauga schools make the grade
All nine schools in the Watauga County School system achieved North Carolina’s standard for expected academic growth by students for the 2007-08 school year.



Daily low and high temperature records set in July at Grandfather
A new daily low temperature record was set July 2 at the official U.S. Weather Service reporting station located next to Grandfather Mountain’s Mile High Swinging Bridge.



School board hears WHS update
The Watauga County Board of Education heard an update from the project manager of the new Watauga High School construction site during a brief meeting Monday.



Quest for Main Street Village continues
Chetola-Severn Partners’ presentation fails to sway Blowing Rock Town Council



Back to Boone
ASU students return to campus



Cannon Hospital lab receives accreditation
Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital Laboratory has been awarded an accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent on-site inspection.


ASU targets tailgating litter


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ASU students grow project for Daniel Boone Native Gardens
Seventeen Appalachian State University students in a commercial design class presented their models for a new bathroom parlor to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens Board of Governors.



DAV seeks volunteer drivers
Soldiers injured in military service are getting a lift from Disabled American Veterans, but volunteers are needed to help keep treatment rolling.



Family Resource Center hosts open house Aug. 20
The highly anticipated installation of the Family Resource Center will be celebrated on Wednesday, Aug. 20, with an open house at the new facility.



Area 4-H’er competes at state level
Amanda Munday, 14, and secretary of the Watauga 4-H Livestock Club, recently attended North Carolina 4-H Presentation competition.


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Area Eagle Scouts soar with honors

Four local Boy Scouts received the highest honor in scouting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Sunday, Aug. 10.

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Charity horse show celebrates 85 years
Hundreds of riders, family members and spectators made their way to the L.M. Tate Horse Show Grounds on the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve over the past two weekends for the Hunter/Jumper section of the 85 Annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show.


Mountaineer Football Fan Fest Saturday
NCAA champions meet the public at Kidd Brewer Stadium

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